Monica Haraldseid Breitve

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to review research on psychological characteristics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and to summarize the findings of associations between psychological variables and various aspects of life, illness, and health in COPD patients. METHODS The following databases were searched: Medline, PsycINFO,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The objective of this study was to examine the effect of Norwegian psychomotor physical therapy on subjective health complaints and psychological symptoms. METHOD A non-randomized waiting list controlled design was used. Physiotherapists in Norway recruited patients for a treatment group (n = 40) and waiting list control group (n =(More)
The aim of this review was to investigate whether there is a faster cognitive decline in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) than in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) over time. PsycINFO and Medline were searched from 1946 to February 2013. A quality rating from 1 to 15 (best) was applied to the included studies. A quantitative meta-analysis was done on studies with(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety in persons with dementia has received little attention despite its severe consequences. In this observational cross-sectional study, we investigated the frequency of anxiety and associations between anxiety and socio-demographic and clinical variables in an outpatient sample with first-time diagnosed mild dementia. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep disturbances (SDs) are common in patients with all forms of dementia. However, most studies focus on Alzheimer's disease (AD) and less is known about the prevalence and characteristics of SD in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). OBJECTIVE The aims of this cross-sectional study were: (1) to examine the frequency of SD in DLB versus AD; (2)(More)
Anxiety in dementia is common but not well studied. We studied the associations of anxiety longitudinally in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). In total, 194 patients with a first-time diagnosis of dementia were included (n = 122 patients with AD, n = 72 patients with DLB). Caregivers rated the patients’ anxiety using the(More)
BACKGROUND The cognitive profile of mild dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) versus mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) has not been extensively studied, and the relation of cognitive deficits to the core diagnostic criteria for DLB (fluctuations, visual hallucinations, and parkinsonism) remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE To compare the cognitive profile in(More)
OBJECTIVES REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is associated with cognitive dysfunctions and is a risk factor for development of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. However, it is unknown whether RBD is associated with faster cognitive decline in already established dementia. The main goal of this study was to determine if patients with mild dementia with(More)
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